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    The 500Yd distance got my attention "Big Ideas Small Thoughts'" applies. I'm not being rude but practical. A lot of shooters can't hit a GI-Can lid unless shooting of a bench rest on a calm day at that distance but they all want tactical cool optical package. Be more realistic and acquire shooting experience.

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    Nikon makes great optics.

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    I just bought a S&W M&P 10. this is the first semi auto rifle Iíve ever purchased. I am a veteran, Iíve been out since 2006, served as a Corpsman of Marines in Iraq with 3/25 Scout Snipers, I was cross trained on the rifle by the platoon but never made any decisions on optics. Iíve also not hand my hands on a weapon since 2006. My service weapon was an M16A4 with an ACOG, now that Iím going to shoot something a bit bigger with longer range I was pointed your direction. Bottom line, I donít even know how to choose. Iíd be using this for mostly target shooting and mid range tactical type courses. I guess Iím looking for something that can handle both mid to long range shooting but not necessarily focused on long range only. What advice can you give me, thanks!
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    Jimmy,

    I don't know if you're wanting to dial or a use a BDC style reticle but I would look very hard at the SWFA Super Sniper scopes. I really like the 6X's but many are happy with the 1-4X's also. The mil quad works great if you don't want to dial.

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    Thanks for the response, I will say I have a little more money to spend, somewhere is the $1500 range. Any ideas on a ACOG TA11E, I know it’s fixed but it seems to reach out to 800 meters. Like I said, I want the best if both worlds.

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    Bomb proof scope. If you're familiar with their use I doubt you'll have any regrets. I've used them quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DongKong View Post
    Bomb proof scope. If you're familiar with their use I doubt you'll have any regrets. I've used them quite a bit.
    Thanks! It’s either that or a VCOG if I can hide it from my wife, the bombproof part is what gets me.
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    I've been playing with the VCOG's also and they're a pretty sweet scope. But they'll weigh as much as your rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyFinley View Post
    Thanks for the response, I will say I have a little more money to spend, somewhere is the $1500 range. Any ideas on a ACOG TA11E, I know it’s fixed but it seems to reach out to 800 meters. Like I said, I want the best if both worlds.
    I'm in the same situation. I've been studying the ballistic trajectory of 175 gr SMK out of a M&P10 with a 16" barrel. I can't achieve a muzzle velocity out of that 16" barrel that will match up with any scopes BDC. I spoke with customer service at Trijicon and they mentioned TA11 and 2650 fps. I can't get 2650 out of that barrel. More like 2490. So long range shots will still require consulting a chart. That kinda defeats the purpose of a BDC.

    Have you had any success?
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